International competitions

Center of technical culture, or its members, initiated realization of state competition exhibitions, and making of the Croatian representation of ship modelers.

The first participation of a Croatia ship modelers, Luciano Keber, was in 1993 in Czech (an exception was made and Keber was accepted as a contestant without previously held state competition).

Croatian evaluation exhibition of ship models «Rijeka 95» made a precondition for official involvement of Croatia n the world competition by Naviga rules in 1997. in Switzerland. Due to bad economical situation, in the world competition only one Croatian representative participated – Mr. Luciano Keber. There have been considerate efforts to find funding to cover the costs of participation for Mr. Keber who was nominated to take an exam for international judge as the first Croatian modeler. The predicted competition was held in 1997. instead of 1996. World competitions take place every two years. Knowing that the next one will be held in 1998. in Gdansk in Poland, Croatia made the decision to participate with more contestants. We were convinced that, in this way, having the more complete information about the evaluation methods, Croatia would achieve better results. Our estimates were, immodestly said, right.

International competitions